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This Week at St. Alban's

Monday, October 28 , 2019

Dear friends, 

I hope this finds you safe and with access to electricity and clean air. In the library at church, we have set up space for folks to charge phones and laptops – it will be available during office hours (as long as the library is not otherwise in use, in which case we can move to another space.) We also have some N95 masks, if you were not able to purchase them before they sold out. 

The Rev. Jane McDougle, the disaster response coordinator for our diocese, has asked that parishes again identify any households that could provide temporary housing to people who have been evacuated. It is currently looking like families identified yesterday are staying at the evacuation center where they moved late Sunday, but we know that we still have several days ahead of dry, windy conditions, so needs may change.  If you have a spare bed/space and would be willing to be on the list, please let me know.  I would contact you before making any arrangements, so offering space does not mean you are committing yourself.  My email is

This Sunday our clocks "fall back" one hour, so feel free to get some extra sleep, and we'll see you at 10 am (currently known as 11 am) for worship.

On Sunday, I invited folks to join me at the Berkeley City Council tomorrow night at 6 pm to advocate for funding for Youth Spirit Artworks. I have two people in my carpool so far. Let me know if you'd like to join us! (I'm trying to figure out where it is on the agenda, so I'll be in touch with those who are interested in going.)

What to do with that extra hour of sleep on Sunday?! Come to Evensong at 4 pm! Music will feature works by Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tompkins and William Byrd. Certain to be beautiful!

In love and gratitude,
Rev. Julie

My sermon from Sunday is here.

Week 2:
"Not Your Parents'
Episcopal Church 101"

A few things have changed in the Church some of us called our childhood home. And, many deep things remain. 

Join this four-week journey with Dani Gabriel that follows the arc of our own lifespans and development.

Class meets in the library at 11:45 am
(or after you get your brunch this Sunday)


November 3: Sacraments
                 (Scripture, reason and tradition)

November 10: Awe and Authority
               (Worship, The Book of Common Prayer, and Authority)

November 24: In the End
                  (Death, Resurrection and the great mystery!)

This course is intended for everyone: new to the Episcopal Church; new to Christianity; born in the church and never left; coming home after a long time away – it's all for you!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Holy Eucharist, 10 am
Acolytes: Chanthip Phongkhamsavath, Dani Gabriel
Altar Guild: Mary Doleman, Margaret Doleman
First Sunday Potluck Brunch:  Setup: Fred Treadwell, Cleanup: All
Counters: Sondra Lavrov, Barbara Metcalf
rs: Ade Akanni, Don Goerlitz

Sondra Lavrov,
Ushers: Chuck Rose
Visitor greeter: Don Goerlitz

Parish Cycle of Prayer
Barbara Lindgren is at the Santa Teresa Care Home, 10 Santa Teresa Court, Pittsburg, CA 94565  Phone contact: Marivel Calambro  (510) 910-0369

Talbot and Carole Richardson are at Lakeside Park Memory Care near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Their address is 468 Perkins Street, Oakland, CA 94610.  (510) 735-9503. Visitors are welcome (please call ahead).

Bill Langston is now living at 2850 Groom Drive, Richmond, CA 94806-2665 with his brother and sister-in-law, Hoover and Terry Langston. Phone calls, notes and visits are welcomed and encouraged. Please call 510-222-5169 to arrange a visit.

Please pray for those who are home-bound and/or healing at this time: Burt Kessler, William (Bill) Langston and Charlotte Wilson. (If you would like to be on this list, or know of other parishioners who should be noted here, please let us know.)

In our regular cycle of prayers this week, please remember:

Charlotte Wilson; Ade, Seyi & Mayo Akanni; Karen Andersen, Erika and Christopher; Vivian Balis

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer: Please pray for All Saints', San Leandro, All Saints', San Francisco, All Souls, Berkeley

Birthdays this Week: Ann May, Patricia Reilly (Friday)

If your birthday is missing in the weekly email, please let the church know so that it can be added to our birthday rota!

This Week:
     Monday, October 28
              Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall
  Tuesday, October 29
       Centering Prayer 6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
  Wednesday, October 30
       Holy Eucharist with healing prayers, 12 noon in the library 
    Thursday, October 31 - Halloween!
            Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library  
         Benedictine Spirituality Group
will not meet this week.
Friday, November 1
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
          8 am in the Kitchen 

      Sunday, November 3 
     (Note: Daylight Saving Time ends)
Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
First Sunday Potluck
                 in the Parish Hall following Worship
             "Not Your Parents' Episcopal Church 101"
                 (see above for details)     
                Evensong for All Saints', 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary 
             Featuring music from Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tompkins and William Byrd.

                                  Next Week:      
     Monday, November 4
            Tai Chi Drop-In for Experienced Students
             6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

         Tuesday, November 5
            Centering Prayer      6:15-7:15 pm in the Nursery
         Wednesday, November 6
           Holy Eucharist with healing prayers 12 noon, Library   
        Thursday, November 7
             Morning Prayer  8 am in the Library
          Benedictine Spirituality Group
              (with Compline - evening prayers)
                      6 pm in the library

           Friday, November 8
            Sandwich-making for the Albany Shower Program,
              8 am in the Kitchen  

         Sunday, November 10  
           Worship 10 am in the Sanctuary
           Coffee Hour follows worship

            Not Your Parents' Episcopal Church 101

 (Theme is "thanks!" -  fundraising event for St. Alban's)  
             7-9 pm in the Parish Hall


Third Sunday Concert Tickets 
on sale now!

All shows begin at 4 pm in the Parish Hall.
Please click below for ticket links.

November 17: Flauti Diversi
        (medieval, renaissance, baroque and more!)

We are also selling tickets (and raising underwriting funds) for a very special Third Sunday Concert in February 2020:
Violins of Hope: Along the Trade Route
This concert features instruments from a collection lovingly restored violins once played by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. We will feature four violinists playing folk music from various parts of the world. Led by Cookie Segelstein playing Klezmer, other musicians will offer Celtic, South Indian and Middle Eastern tunes.

We are grateful for an initial grant from the Albany Community Foundation, and are actively seeking other grants and advertising to support this amazing show.
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